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Sales Conventions etc Figure ROBERT W. McLAUGHLIN A raconteur of observational fact — a good story-teller. COMMONWEALTH SPEAKERS BUREAU 44 Portland Street, Worcester, Massachusetts Lectures for Active Men THE BUSINESS MAN WHO TAKES HIMSELF TOO SERIOUSLY This has become one of the famous lectures of the day. Thousands of business and professional men and women have thanked the speaker for this talk. While it abounds in wit and humor, this address probes deeply into the meaning of human life and reveals the cause of many a man's failure to be his best self. It is a popular application of psychology to the actual conditions of life. To hear it is to understand better how to meet your fellow-man and so enjoy real success. EDUCATION THROUGH PEOPLE An original study of character based upon contact with men. Most of our education comes from people we meet rather than from books we read. For human beings can be read, even as books are read, if we know the language of human experience. Dr. McLaughlin draws a series of unforgettable word pictures of a few unusual people he has known and in doing so, unfolds a philosophy of ideas and ideals for the alert business man. FACES AND FAÇADES A man's face is the focal point in his body for the expression of quality. In the business world quality takes precedence over quantity. So, the question of the face is of the utmost importance. For in his contacts, the first thing the business man sells is his face. How much is yours worth? To what extent can you improve the quality of your face, and so increase your value? These are big and vital questions, treated in a striking, humorous and practical way. To hear this address, possibly you will be disturbed, perhaps inspired, certainly interested. A QUEST FOR A PAIR OF SLIPPERS A strange subject and one that has had thousands guessing. Yet it is a whimsical and unique handling of certain fundamental and commonplace truths. The editor of one of the leading publications has asked for the manuscript. But Dr. McLaughlin prefers to use it as an address. During the past two years more than fifty organizations have heard it. Notice what ex-Governor Stokes, also, the New York editor say. Gatherings of men and women respond to this lecture. WHY THE MONUMENT STILL STANDS When the occasion demands the stressing of the ideals of government as expressed in a heroic personality, this lecture proves very effective. President Calvin Coolidge, reading a report of the address in the press, wrote Dr. McLaughlin a cordial letter of appreciation. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman has said that this is the greatest address on the subject now being given. It was first delivered before St. John's Masonic Lodge of Newark, N. J., the lodge which originated the observance of Washington's birthday in America. It is especially appropriate for the month of February. Latest Words from Business Men CHENEY SILK MILLS South Manchester, Conn. August 24, 1928. Dr. McLaughlin spoke at our Chamber of Commerce dinner at which I presided last year. He was the last speaker of the evening. Before he began, the audience was tired and wanted to go home. He had not spoken five minutes before he had the undivided attention of his audience, which he sent home refreshed with humor, originality of thought and the answers to a good many puzzling questions. AUSTIN CHENEY , President. BROOKS BANK NOTE CO. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. September 28, 1928. Having heard Dr. McLaughlin many times, I believe him to be one of the great speakers in America today. He has what men want—virile thought, an engaging way of expressing his thought, and an abundance of wholesome humor. Any sales convention or business organization that hears this brilliant publicist will be fortunate. JOSHUA L. BROOKS , President. OPERATING DEPARTMENT AMERICAN STEEL AND WIRE COMPANY Worcester, Mass. September 18, 1928. My dear Dr. McLaughlin: It has been my pleasure to have known you personally for a number of years and also to have enjoyed hearing you speak many times. Your genial character, liberal views, and broad experience have commanded my greatest respect. Your ability of arousing the interest and attention of your audiences; the detailed knowledge which you have of your subjects; and your clear and convincing method of presenting them; commands my admiration and my highest regard for you as a public speaker. Very sincerely yours, CLINTON S. MARSHALL , Manager. UPJOHN PILL AND GRANULE CO. KALAMAZOO, MICH. August 28, 1928. Having heard you on many occasions, I am really glad that you are able to take at least twelve months off and go to the business men of the country with your inspiring message. It will be an opportunity for many more to hear a man of your standing and to find that the pulpit is not a back number as some of them seem to think. Cordially yours, W. E. UPJOHN , President. PENNSYLVANIA CARPET CORPORATION PHILADELPHIA, PA. September 4th, 1928. My dear Dr. McLaughlin: Your lecture was great and for three reasons: First, the audience gave you rapt attention. I lost all sense of time while listening. Second, your thoughts have stuck. The men are still talking about it. Third, I would travel miles to hear it again. Can you come to Philadelphia? Very truly yours, R. E. VICKERMAN , President. For further reference see Who's Who. COMMONWEALTH SPEAKERS BUREAU 44 PORTLAND STREET, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS More Comment PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON Wrote Dr. McLaughlin I retain a very distinct impression of it. It was certainly admirable both in form and substance having both force and restraint, and it seems to me a fortunate circumstance that you should be afforded an opportunity to deliver it to large audiences. EX-GOVERNOR STOKES OF NEW JERSEY Declared in a Letter I heard with great pleasure and hearty approval your unusual lecture. You very happily and in a most picturesque way touched upon one of the vital cords of American life. I sincerely trust you will deliver this address throughout the country and give as many people as possible the opportunity of hearing the lesson, the need of which is most timely and striking. THE LATE DR. NANCY MCGEE WATERS who was Pastor of the largest Congregational Church in the world, enthusiastically commented after having read a lecture by Dr. McLaughlin as it appeared in the New York newspapers: I settled down to it and read it very carefully. My delight grew to admiration and even awe. I believe it is the greatest speech that has been made, so far as I have any knowledge, in the English-speaking world in twenty-five years. THE EDITOR of one of the great newspapers in New York City wrote: I am fairly well seasoned in after-dinner speeches. I have heard some really great speeches and forgotten all about them. There was more home beauty and more common sense in your theme and utterance last night than in anything I have heard in a long time: and moreover, it will stick. JUDGE POLLOCK one of the leading jurists of the West, in commenting upon his work, says: The author is of a classical mind. He weaves history and philosophy with the rapidity and exactness of the most rapid shuttle in a cloth factory. HIS PERSONALITY While the testimonials in this circular give adequate attestation from discriminating persons as to the ability and effectiveness of Dr. McLaughlin as a speaker, there are several other things which have contributed to his personality. He has always kept his student's habits and placed them foremost on his daily program. His lectures and his writings clearly reflect this. He has a keen sense of humor, has a fine voice and talks with an ease which seems to reflect assurance in his audiences. Moreover, he has the peculiar gift of holding the attentive interest of his listeners without, however, ever stooping to the slightest vulgarity to attract or stimulate attention. When Dr. McLaughlin has finished, one feels not only that he has been entertained but has received something of either intellectual or moral value or both.
|Title||Robert W. McLaughlin|
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|Personal Name Subject||McLaughlin, Robert W.|
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